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Kickstart Opportunities

The University of Bath has been successful in an application to join the Kickstart Scheme.

The Kickstart Scheme has provided funding to UoB to create new opportunities for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment. The scheme is open now and will close for new entry on 31st December 2021.

Please note all applications must be made directly with the Job Centre, they will provide you with all the details you need once our roles become available.


More information about our opportunities.

Our roles will be:

  • A minimum of 25 hours per week
  • Last for 6 months
  • Paid at Voluntary Living Wage - £9.50 per hour (which is enhanced from government requirement of National Minimum Wage for your age group)

Where could I be working:

We will be having opportunities across AHS, Estates and HR, each will provide you first hand experience of working within a busy customer centric support function of the University. 

  • AHS manages the University accommodation for students and visitors. We also manage the hospitality outlets, shops, conferences, events, and security.
  • Estates are responsible for the development, upkeep, and management of all the University's land and buildings.
  • The HR team provide a wide range of services to the University relating to the recruitment, development, and wellbeing of all members of the workforce.

What you will receive in return from the University:

  • Full new starter induction and training
  • Support to look for long-term employment
  • Support with writing/updating your CV
  • Interview preparation coaching on a 1:1 basis as well as a group setting
  • Training and development in key skills such as teamwork, organisation and communications




Current Opportunities

If you are interested in finding out more about our Kickstart roles please contact a Job Coach at your Job Centre. We are finalising the details of our opportunities but they will likely be within the following areas:

  • AHS – General Assistant
  • AHS – Receptionist Assistant
  • AHS – Student Living Accommodation
  • Estates – Hygiene Assistant
  • Estates – Landscape Assistant
  • Estates – Maintenance Assistant
  • Estates – Cleaner
  • HR – HR Administration Assistant
  • Technical Services Science – Technical Assistant